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Welcome to our Impala class page. I hope that you and your family have had a fantastic summer, and that you are all looking forward to what the next year will bring! I am excited to be teaching Year Three this year - I am sure that we will work hard and have lots of fun along the way.


This term, we will be looking at prehistoric life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be investigating many questions, including what life would have been like back then, what food was eaten and how people communicated.


In Science we will be looking at both rocks and light, asking many questions including how they are both made; we will find our answers through enquiries and investigations.


In R.E this term we will be learning about Christianity, including how Christians mark important events in life. We will also be visiting a local church, where we will get to see how it is set up, and ask questions about Christianity – start those conversations about anything they would like to ask!


Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit in school all week so that they are prepared for any timetable changes, and that this includes suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities, especially as the weather starts to get colder.


Reading at home is a very valuable tool for your child’s progress, and there are many ways you can get involved. You can support your child by encouraging them to ‘keep at it’, as well as talking with them about what they are reading in order to help their understanding of the text. Children can bring in their homework books when they have finished a piece, but one must be completed every fortnight, as shown in their creative homework sheet. Practising spellings and times tables are part of your child’s homework.


I look forward to meeting you, but until then, please get in touch if you wish to discuss any concerns about your child’s progress.


Thank you,

Rosie Matthews

Autumn Term 2018


Term 2 Creative Homework

Click on the document below for the homework set for term 2.

The Impala Twitter Page!

Please follow us and find out what we have been doing in the classroom.

If you do not wish your child to appear on the Twitter page please let us know.


Please click on the Twitter link above to go to our page.

Flag Fen

We had a wonderful time on our class trip to Flag Fen Archaeology Park near Peterborough which is home to a unique ancient wooden monument.  A kilometre long wooden causeway and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. Three thousand three hundred years ago this was built and used by the Prehistoric fen people as a place of worship and ritual. Sixty thousand upright timbers and two hundred and fifty horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen. It was a fabulous opportunity for us to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors.


More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Celebrating Harvest

I was so proud of the class when they, along with the children in Barasingha Class, led our Harvest celebration. We all had great fun learning the songs and the children worked wonderfully together to perform in front of their friends and family. Well done everyone!

Hot and Cold Poetry

The children have written some wonderful poetry on the theme of hot and cold.

Leaf Paintings

I was really impressed by how the children used their observational skills to create these beautiful paintings.

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Our Class Display

One of our first tasks this term has been to create a display to represent our class name, Impala. The children used watercolours to create some fabulous paintings and we are very proud of our display in the hall.

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Rand Farm

We had a super fun time at Rand Farm; learning to look after the animals and exploring the countryside. You can find more photos in the Gallery.

Mini Olympics

We had a wonderful day representing Belmont at the Mini Olympics alongside our Young Sports Ambassadors! The three-day sporting event involved over 2000 school children and was themed on a 'Festival of Sport'; celebrating the Winter Olympics, the Hockey World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Football World Cup. Representing Canada, we proudly displayed our banner walking round the stadium at the opening ceremony.


Our very exciting day meant taking part in a range of sports - including badminton, wheelchair racing and hockey. We were also given the opportunity to meet the Inspire+ Ambassadors: Sam Ruddock, Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Sarah Outen MBE, Sophie Allen and Ben Smith along with Lincoln City FC player Ellis Chapman.


The children were outstanding representatives for Belmont and thoroughly enjoyed their day.


More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Cricket & Countryside Day

Children in Years 3 and 4 had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day out in the countryside on the Belvoir Castle Estate recently. Welcomed by their coaches: Darren, Rory, Neil and John, the children had a great morning improving their cricketing skills. After lunch in the pavilion the children took part in a range of activities. These included a bug hunt and having a go at orienteering.  A gamekeeper was also there to talk about the animals living in our local countryside and the children had the chance to see and touch some birds of prey.


Everyone would like to say thank you for letting us have a brilliant day!


More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Term 5 News

Year 3 have had a great term! We have completed some difficult Maths topics and written some amazing pieces of description and extremely factual non-chronological reports, along with learning through story-telling and writing some excellent poems at the start of the term.


We have been enjoying our work on Uganda, using maps to find out more about our world. We have also been lucky enough to have Mrs Deal come in to help us sing and learn how to play the recorder.


Next term the class are excited for the return of Mrs Kemp to the class for 3 days a week!

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Send A Cow

This term we are learning about life in Uganda and we were excited to welcome Phil from the charity 'Send a Cow' to talk about the aid that they provide. We learnt how the charity supports smallholder dairy farming, empowering Ugandan families to secure their own futures and helping them to lift themselves from poverty. We were very impressed with the children's insightful comments and questions and their empathy for those less fortunate than themselves.

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The Marrog by RC Scriven

We have been inspired by the poem The Marrog to write our own interpretation of the poem using the model text. I was so excited by the high standard of work independently produced. You can see and hear a brilliant example below.

The Lawnmower

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Fairtrade Afternoon

It was lovely to see so many parents/carers at our Fairtrade Afternoon. The children have put in a huge amount of effort into their Fairtrade projects and were extremely proud to show them off! You can see some super examples below.


This term we have been learning about Fairtrade and we decided to make some super Smoothies using some of the wonderful ingredients available. Working in teams the children decided upon their ingredients, calculated the cost of their recipes and then made some very tasty drinks Parents/carers had the opportunity to taste them at our  Fairtrade Afternoon.

The Bridge Building Challenge

During Science Week the children in Year 3 took part in the school Bridge Building Challenge. Our task was to build a bridge out of paper, paper clips and tape that could hold the weight of a car. Each team had a budget of only £100 so had to think very carefully before making a purchase! I was really impressed by everyone's teamwork as it was a very tricky task!

Fantastic Writing!

The children are fully enjoying learning through Talk for Writing this year and are producing some fabulous pieces of work. Lexie has followed the portal story 'The Garden' to write a great description.

The Garden

Art In The Style Of Guiseppe Arcimboldo

Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1526 - 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. The children first created heads using images of fruit and vegetables and then sketched their designs. 

The Frozen Man by Kit Wright

I was very impressed by how quickly the class were able to learn to retell 'The Frozen Man'.

The Frozen Man

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World War II Home Studies

The high quality of work and the effort shown by everyone for our World War II home study this term has been outstanding! You can see some fabulous examples below.

Diwali Day

We were delighted to welcome Sunita from ‘The Indian Experience’ recently. We learnt lots about the Hindu religion as well as the country of India and created some beautiful artwork based on ‘Rangoli’ patterns, traditionally made to welcome people. We also had the chance to dress in traditional Indian dress and take part in some Bollywood style dancing - it was great fun!


More photos can be found in the Gallery.

World War II Day

I was really impressed by the outfits worn by the children on our World War II day. We had a fabulous time where the children role played being an evacuee; having to hide due to an air raid and then writing a letter home. During the day, they also made carrot cookies and had the opportunity to look at a real gas mask before making their own - quite tricky but they looked great! Thank you everyone at home for all of your support.


You can find more photos in the Gallery.


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